Tepco Fukushima Daiichi Plumegate 3
(May 2017 News and Radiation Map)
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Removing Fuel Rods Interior Tepco Photo – Reactor Exterior Journalist Photo
The photo on the left above is Tepco’s version of “removing fuel rods from Fukushima ”; the photo on the right is an exterior of one of the Reactor buildings. What else is Tepco lying about?
Again, Removing Fuel Rods Interior Tepco Photo – Reactor Exterior Journalist Photo
The photos above are a fair representation of the vast chasm of difference between “Tepco fuel removal” and the reality (exterior building photos) at Fukushima. Show us interior photos of Fukushima Reactors 1, 2, and 3 being moth-balled…
Journalists, like Robert Ferris of CNBC, say “But the levels observed near the United States are below — very far below — those set by health and safety standards, and are also far outstripped by naturally occurring radiation”. But the problem with viewing Cesium 137 and Strontium 90, as “levels,” is it negates eating, drinking or inhaling one hot particle. If that hot particle is Plutonium, "levels" has no meaning to you and your oncologist. All it takes to begin the process of lung, pancreas, thyroid and other cancers is for one hot particle to enter your body. “Safe levels” is a misnomer invented by Big Nuke to cover their trail of cancer victims. In plain English, Robert Ferris is implying one banana is deadlier to you than Fukushima’s effect on California, Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.
Another Nuke apologist is Nicholas Fisher of Stony Brook Universities. The implication being that radioactive tuna is harmless to humans… Personally, I’ve eaten one-half of one can of tuna since 3/11/11.
Tepco Fuel Removal Photo on Right – Reactor Building Exterior Left
In the words of Helen Caldicott, “Soon after the Fukushima accident last month, I stated publicly that a nuclear event of this size and catastrophic potential could present a medical problem of very large dimensions. Events have proven this observation to be true despite the nuclear industry's campaign about the "minimal" health effects of so-called low-level radiation. That billions of its dollars are at stake if the Fukushima event causes the "nuclear renaissance" to slow down appears to be evident from the industry's attacks on its critics, even in the face of an unresolved and escalating disaster at the reactor complex at Fukushima”. Arnie Gunderson’s website fairwinds.com has a recent update on Fukushima.
In the 2013 article on Fukushima Plumegate, the Obama administration had shut of all the radiation censors in America due to “unbelievably high” readings, and told us all how “safe” we are. In the second, 2013 Fukushima Plumegate Article, photos of badly malformed (birth-defects, tumors, cancer in sea-life) photos had started online – such as a two-headed shark.
Circa 2017, one can go to Bing or Google and search for “deformed sea life” and find everything from Sand Dollars to beached sharks and whales with bizarre, grotesque radiation birth defects, tumors in Salmon, cancer in fish, etc. A quote from zerohedge: “Oct 2, 2016 ... The Fukushima nuclear disaster has contaminated the world's largest ocean in only five years and it's still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day. ... It should come as no surprise, then, that Fukushima has contaminated the entire ... According to them, the amount of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is ... (and) Even if we can’t see the radiation itself, some parts of North America’s western coast have been feeling the effects for years. Not long after Fukushima, fish in Canada began bleeding from their gills, mouths, and eyeballs. This “disease” has been ignored by the government and has decimated native fish populations, including the North Pacific herring. Elsewhere in Western Canada, independent scientists have measured a 300% increase in the level of radiation. According to them, the amount of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is increasing every year. Why is this being ignored by the mainstream media? It might have something to do with the fact that the US and Canadian governments have banned their citizens from talking about Fukushima so “people don’t panic”.
In the graphic above, this is a computer model of radioactive Cesium-137 dispersal at 8.19 years after the meltdown (China Syndrome) of Fukushima Units 1, 2 and 3. The model shows the largest ocean on Earth (the Pacific Ocean) inundated with radioactive Cesium.
Also quote from Zerohedge: “Further south in Oregon, USA, starfish began losing legs and then disintegrating entirely when Fukushima radiation arrived there in 2013. Now, they are dying in record amounts, putting the entire oceanic ecosystem in that area at risk. However, government officials say Fukushima is not to blame even though radiation in Oregon tuna tripled after Fukushima. In 2014, radiation on California beaches increased by 500 percent. In response, government officials said that the radiation was coming from a mysterious “unknown” source and was nothing to worry about.
However, Fukushima is having a bigger impact than just the West coast of North America. Scientists are now saying that the Pacific Ocean is already radioactive and is currently at least 5-10 times more radioactive than when the US government dropped numerous nuclear bombs in the Pacific during and after World War II. If we don’t start talking about Fukushima soon, we could all be in for a very unpleasant surprise”.
“Lifted from ask.com:
28, 2017 - PORT ANGELES — Radiation from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear disaster appears to have ... Cesium-137, which sticks around much longer and
has a half-
The truth is that circa 2017, Fukushima is still a “Plumegate” affair, with silent authorities ignoring radioactive tuna, two headed sharks, two-headed whales, starfish with no legs and my own personal “favorite”, Mass Die-offs.
Clean safe nuclear… …is an oxymoron for acres of hazmat nuclear waste in rotting, rusting steel casks. The corrosive, 4.5 billion-year half-life Uranium in the casks will outlive the casks by hundreds of millenniums. Who will re-cask the hot, toxic atoms inside the casks, in say, 200 years? Who is paying for it? Questions like this are an afterthought… Think of it this way, for every ton of Uranium at Fukushima, in 4,500,000,000 years there will be half-a-ton of Uranium. That is 4,500,000 millennia.
Another robot has died in the depths of one of Fukushima’s nuclear reactors, as attempts to locate and remove melted radioactive fuel continue. This is the second robot in two weeks to meet its end in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, the site of a major nuclear accident caused by the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami…
… It’s now at least the seventh robot to have broken down while investigating Fukushima’s nuclear reactors, which remain highly radioactive. Reuters had counted up to five by March 2016. Last week, a scouting robot was sent in ahead to clear the way for the scorpion robot, but it was pulled back out after about two hours: the camera had been fried by record high levels of radiation estimated to be about 650 sieverts per hour. (For scale, a CT scan exposes you to 0.006 sieverts, and just half a sievert is enough to cause symptoms of radiation sickness.)
In April of 2017, the annual Salmon run in Oregon was about 3% of normal, a 97% decrease from the ten-year average at Bonneville Dam and in other areas. From Natural News: "As the salmon are dying by the millions, the government issued an emergency order along the western U.S. coast to cancel the spring king, or Chinook, salmon fishing activities. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, salmon runs have dropped to record levels. Experts predict that the return of spawning Chinook salmon to the Klamath River will hit its lowest point ever this fall. It will be a huge challenge and difficult year for ocean salmon fishermen, especially in Oregon and California, reported the Council Chair Herb Pollard.
“We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” said Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske, who expects a second-straight year of record-low salmon returning to their birthplace. Teske added that he is almost certain that the increased die-off must be happening in the ocean since all four rivers are being affected by low returns of the Southeast king salmon.".
"Since the accident at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011 and the subsequent shutdown of nuclear reactors in Japan, five reactors have received approval to restart operations under the new safety standards imposed by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). Only three of those reactors are currently operating. Applications for the restart of 21 other reactors, including 1 under construction, are under review by the NRA. Some reactors that meet the new NRA safety standards and have been approved to restart continue to face legal or political opposition that may delay or forestall their restart.
After the Fukushima accident, all 54 of Japan's reactors were shut down. Twelve reactors totaling 7.2 gigawatts (GW) were permanently closed. Restart applications for 20 previously operating reactors (totaling 19.5 GW) and 1 new reactor under construction (the 1.4 GW Oma Nuclear Power Station) have been filed with the NRA. The remaining 17 reactors (16 GW) have yet to submit restart applications. There is still uncertainty about whether some of these reactors can meet the new NRA safety regulations, particularly regulations regarding the ability to withstand severe earthquakes.
In addition to NRA approval, the restart of Japan's nuclear reactors requires the approval of the central government and the consent of local governments or prefectures where the power plants are located. Opposition to reactor restarts has been primarily related to public concerns about seismic risks, the adequacy of NRA regulations, and evacuation plans in the event of an accident.
The five reactors approved by the NRA to restart total nearly 4.2 GW. Three reactors are operating, while two remain idle pending the outcome of legal challenges:
Kyushu Electric Power Company's Sendai Units 1 and 2 (1.7 GW combined) are located in the Kagoshima prefecture and received NRA approval to restart in May 2015, slightly less than two years after submitting applications to restart. In August 2015, Sendai Unit 1 was the first reactor to be restarted under the NRA's new safety regulations, with Sendai Unit 2 following in October. The reactors are scheduled to shut down for periodic inspection and maintenance in October and December 2016, and post-outage restarts may be delayed in light of the recent call by the newly elected prefectural governors for the temporary suspension of operations at Sendai.
Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama Units 3 and 4 (1.7 GW combined) in the Fukui prefecture received NRA restart approval in February 2015. Although the reactors briefly restarted in early 2016, a district court in the neighboring Shiga prefecture issued an injunction in March to shut down the two reactors. That court's decision was reaffirmed in June and again in July following challenges by Kansai Electric. Kansai Electric filed an appeal with the Osaka High Court in late July seeking to lift the injunction.
Shikoku Electric Power Company's Ikata Unit 3 (0.8 GW) is located in the Ehime prefecture. The NRA approved restart in August 2016. The reactor began generating electricity in August 2016 and is expected to resume commercial operation in September.
In July 2016, Japan's Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ) analyzed low, reference, and high reactor restart scenarios for fiscal years 2016 (ending March 2017) and 2017 (ending March 2018). The High case envisions that as many as 25 reactors may restart by March 2018, compared with 12 in the Low case. The continued uncertainty related to the length of the NRA review process, the difficulty in getting local consent, and the potential for protracted court proceedings can all affect both the actual level and timing of nuclear capacity restoration".
Principal contributor: Nancy Slater-Thompson
TONY EASTLEY: We all misplace things from time to time, but at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, its managers have lost a staggering 600 tonnes of highly radioactive, melted uranium.
The man in charge of cleaning up the plant, Naohiro Masuda, admits the exact location of the melted fuel remains a mystery.
As well he's told the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program that the plant operator, TEPCO, still hasn't developed the technology to retrieve blobs of fuel from deep inside three reactors.
Correspondent Mark Willacy filed this report. It begins with him speaking through his mask and safety equipment as he enters the broken reactor building.
MARK WILLACY: Going high. The closer we get to Reactor 2, Reactor 3, right, wow.
Our voices are muffled through our masks. We're in full protective gear, and as we walk next to the Fukushima reactor buildings, my TEPCO guide suddenly waves a radiation meter in my face it shows the level climbing fast.
I'm just metres away from the main reactor buildings here at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Behind me, Reactor Three. Next to it, Reactor Two, and there is Reactor One.
And it could present particular problems for TEPCO because that is where probably where the worst meltdown occurred.
They don't know where the nuclear fuel is and it could take TEPCO several years to even work that out.
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